Rachel Barker




Rachel Barker is a choreographer, educator, and dancer from Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her choreography has been presented at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Repertory Dance Theater Regalia, Red Rocks Dance Festival, Breaking Ground Festival (AZ), Seattle International Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Festival, On Site/In Site Festival (NC), Brigham Young University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and other venues throughout the United States. Her dance film work has received international acclaim, named as one of the “Top Ten Moments of the Utah Enlightenment in 2022” (Utah Review), and receiving the Alfred Lambourne Award, award finalist at the Dance Camera West Festival (Los Angeles, CA), “Audience Favorite”, Red Rocks Film Festival, and official selection at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, among many others. Rachel has served as a dance professor at Brigham Young University and UNC Charlotte, and has taught at The Ohio State University, Wake Forest University, Denison University, and the American College Dance Festival at Gonzaga University, the University of Utah, and Ohio University. Her writing is published in the Dance Education in Practice journal, and she has presented her research on improvisation, site-specific choreography, and interdisciplinary pedagogy at the National Dance Education Organization Conference from 2015-2022.


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